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‘Bruised and battered’: Peter Overton recovering after melanoma surgery

Nine News Sydney newsreader Peter Overton said “it looks like I’ve been glassed and stitched back together” after surgery to remove a melanoma.

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What a dying young father taught a Toronto reporter about grappling with loss in her own life

A Toronto journalist who documented her friend’s multi-year journey with cancer, and his efforts to leave behind a legacy for his young son, says she never predicted the experience would help her deal with losing her own father to COVID-19 this year.

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‘No tan is worth it’: young melanoma survivor’s sun safe message

Launceston resident Kate von Stieglitz thought she was too young to be diagnosed with melanoma at 23 – but she was wrong.

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Tear-jerking moment terminally-ill bride, 23, marries the love of her life after being told she had just DAYS to live

A terminally-ill young woman who was diagnosed with cancer more than a year after she was told the lump on her leg was probably a wart has married the love of her life in an emotional ceremony at Sea World Resort.

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